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Re: splitting files into multiple sections to be processed as a file

by Marshall (Monsignor)
on Nov 30, 2011 at 05:23 UTC ( #940780=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to splitting files into multiple sections to be processed as a file

I would be very helpful if you could explain why you want to do this, ie, the application?

If you want to split some big file because it doesn't fit on a CD, just open the input file and start writing to an output file. Keep track of the number of bytes written, when its too big, start a new file (outfile_part1, outfile_part2, etc).

I think there is a *nix utility that does file splitting, but not necessarily on line boundaries.

I have no idea at all what you mean or intend by "virtual file".

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